Designed by award-winning designer Cecilie Manz, the B&O
PLAY A1 packs a new level of power and portability. As with all
B&O PLAY products, the synergy between form and function
was the guiding beacon throughout the entire design process.
The physical form of A1 is the result of an exhaustive design
process geared towards maximizing portability while at the
same time giving a solid physical platform for the category
breaking sound performance.
The rounded aluminum grill is both a thing of beauty and of
strength, and together with the double-molded polymer base
forms a strong protective shell for the components within.
These materials also add another layer of beauty – the tactile.
Cool aluminum. Warm plastic. Simply put, A1 is amazing to
touch and hold in your hand.
The overall look is clean and timeless, sprinkled with an
element of sci-fi. Some may call it a clean, Nordic look.
But that is the result of the functional requirements rather
than a design goal.
As part of the design, there are no protruding buttons or legs
to snag, and the surface of Beoplay A1 is completely smooth
and robust enough to handle the bumps and scrapes of
everyday use. It comes with a soft leather strap inviting you
to carry it everywhere, attach it to a backpack on the go, or
to hang it anywhere in your home.